2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

HEALTH SCIENCE

HS 5
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3)

Class Hours:  6 Lecture, (9 weeks) Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or equivalent.

Health Science 5 is designed to give students an understanding of terminology used in the medical field. Students will learn to build medical terms by using prefixes, suffixes, roots and stems. Students will be taught to spell properly, pronounce medical terms and use common medical abbreviations. (AA, CSU)

HS 15X
OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (PARALLEL)(1-4)

This program is designed to extend occupational work opportunities through work, paid or voluntary, in the occupation of the student's  major.  Students may earn up to 4 units per semester or a maximum of 16 units of total credit.  The student must enroll in classes (at least 7 units, including work-experience) and work part-time (up to 20 hours per week).

HS 15XY
OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (ALTERNATE )(1-8)

This plan allows the student to attend college full-time one semester and work full-time one semester and work full-time the next semester.  A student may take 8 units of work experience but may only be enrolled in one other course. A student must complete 12 units of credit the semester before enrolling in the alternate plan.  This plan is only available for occupational work experience.

HS 30/60
HEALTH SCIENCE EXPERIMENTAL COURSES
(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.  (AA, CSU)

HS 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY COURSE (1-2)

Class Hours:  54 laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Health Science 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field.  Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgment, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA,CSU)

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